Morning Report for November 21, 2014

* A soldier is demoted after threatening Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Carl Prine‘s family. (thenewstribune.com)
* NPR’s ombudsman praises Scott Simon‘s Bill Cosby interview. The host confronted the comedian “with genuine professional aplomb.” (npr.org) | Why didn’t journalists ask Cosby about the allegations a decade ago? (cjr.org)app
* New York Times public editor on the Minnesota Grape Salad kerfuffle. (nytimes.com) | NYT’s Iowa cookie recipe is actually from Illinois. (desmoinesregister.com)
* [Right] The Family beat, sponsored by AARP! (app.com)
* How Daniel Asa Rose hurt the New Yorker’s feelings, and was punished for it. (observer.com)
* A marriage proposal is hidden in a crossword puzzle. (startribune.com)
* New York Times memo: “If we do go to layoffs, there will not be any taps on the shoulder.” (motherjones.com)
* Brian Hieggelke on print publications: “We’re the cat of the media world, perhaps, working our way through our nine lives. …Print media – the realm where I’ve spent most of my adult life – has died at least three times in the last century.” (newcitynetwork.com)
* What media company CEOs say, and what they really mean. (thefirstward.net)
* Another college newspaper tries crowdfunding: Daily Californian seeks $15,000. (gofundme.com)
* What next? Gawker and Bloomberg strike a partnership deal? (ibtimes.com)
* “It seems evident that Us Weekly made a serious error in either its reporting or headline writing” with its “Today” show report. (thewrap.com)
* San Francisco Bay Guardian alums are raising money for a final commemorative issue. (altweeklies.com)
* Was there a font large enough for this station’s EXCLUSIVE headline? An arsonist confesses to a TV crew at the fire scene. (wjla.com)

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